This is an analysis of the poem Heaven that begins with:

Oh who will show me those delights on high!
Echo I... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeXXffaaggXg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101110111 101 1101110111 101 1111010111 101 1111011101 101 11110101010 1010 1101010101 101 1111010101 101 1001110001 101 11111100010 1010 11110111100 1010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 557
  • Average number of words per stanza: 104
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; echo, leaves are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines leaves is repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase light connects the lines.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Heaven;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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